Spay and Neuter Pre-Surgery Instructions

Pre-Surgery Instructions

You and your pet need to be prepared for your pet’s spay or neuter surgery.

Here are some things you will need to do to help him or her get ready for the big day:

  • All patients scheduled for surgery must have a full meal between 6 p.m. and midnight the night before surgery. For patients under one year of age, please feed another full meal between 5 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. the morning of surgery. Please allow all patients to drink water normally without restrictions until check-in for surgery. If these feeding guidelines are not followed, your pet’s surgery will be cancelled and rescheduled.
  • For all other dogs and cats, pick up food at 10pm the night before his or her surgery. Water is ok to give.
  • All pets must be at least two months of age.
  • All pets must weigh at least two pounds.
  • Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in their own individual carrier.

Your pet will be ready to go home on the same day – so please be prepared to pick up your pet before 5pm.

If your female pet is in heat or pregnant, or your male pet has one or both testicles undescended (cryptorchid) and is accepted for surgery, additional fees will apply. If your pet displays fearful behavior towards other animals and/or other people, please bring your pet to his/her appointment wearing a basket muzzle. You may also contact our clinic prior to your appointment for medication to sedate your pet prior to their visit.

To expedite the check-in process, please read, sign the consent form that can be found here and bring with you to your appointment.